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Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Mark Edward Pfeifer, Monica Chiu, and Kou Yang


This book wrestles with Hmong Americans' inclusion into and contributions to Asian American studies, as well as to American history and culture and refugee, immigrant, and diasporic trajectories. It negotiates both Hmong American political and cultural citizenship, rewriting the established view of the Hmong as “new” Asian neighbors. Following a summary of more than three decades' of Hmong American experience and a demographic overview, chapters investigate the causes of and solutions to socioeconomic immobility in the Hmong American community and political and civic activism, including Hmong ... More

Keywords: Hmong Americans, Asian American studies, socioeconomic immobility, civic activism, political activism, oral tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835972
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Edward Pfeifer, editor
State University of New York Institute of Technology

Monica Chiu, editor
University of New Hampshire

Kou Yang, editor
California State University, Stanislaus

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Front Matter

Part I Hmong Social and Political Adaptation in the United States

2 Hmong Americans

Mark Edward Pfeifer

Part II Intersections of Hmong Identity with Gender and Age

6 Great Expectations

Bic Ngo and Pa Nhia Lor

8 Hmong Americans

Linda A. Gerdner

Part III Hmong Arts and Literature

9 The Double Diaspora

Jeremy Hein

12 Hmong American Studies

Mark Edward Pfeifer